You may be wondering what the difference is between taking vitamins intravenously vs. the more common pill form.
People who suffer from inadequate amounts of vitamins and minerals not only suffer from reduced immune function and exhibit some of the symptoms listed above, but more often than not, the results of malnutrition appear on their skin. Breakouts, uneven skin tone, dull skin, flaky skin and eczema are often the result of malnutrition and unabsorbed nutrients.
Intravenous therapy (IV therapy) is the administration of liquid solutions directly into a vein. In the case of a Vitamin IV, the vitamins are injected directly into your bloodstream, rather than absorbed through your stomach after being routed through your digestive system.
The direct route offers far better absorption than the vitamins you can take in pill, tablet or liquid form.
There are several reasons why IV therapy can be more effective than administering vitamins and medications orally.
In order to achieve a more youthful appearance, deep tissue saturation of nutrients is mandatory. While modestly helpful, oral and topical treatments fail to achieve the nutritional tissue saturation of Intravenous Therapies.
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High Dose IV Vitamin Therapy
Vitamin C’s health-boosting benefits go far beyond fighting the common cold and flu. In fact, nutritional scientists have discovered that this potent antioxidant is crucial in supporting the health of the cardiovascular system, kidneys, bones, respiratory system, and more.
Unfortunately, many people fail to consume enough vitamin C to realize its vast array of health benefits. Most adults wrongly assume that the 75-90 mg of vitamin C recommended by the federal government is an optimal daily dose. In fact, this “recommended dietary allowance” is only enough to prevent vitamin-deficiency disease states such as scurvy—but not nearly enough to support optimal health.
The Nobel prize-winning scientist Dr. Linus Pauling was among the first to recognize the importance of high-dose vitamin C supplementation more than 30 years ago. Since then, scientists have amassed impressive evidence supporting the numerous benefits of high-dose vitamin C.
Dr. Linus Pauling noted that vitamin C is a critically important water-soluble antioxidant, as it protects proteins and lipids from free radical damage associated with infection, intensive exercise, and other stres-sors that can injure cells.1-3 These very properties make vitamin C a valuable agent for improving immune function. By suppressing oxidative stress, vitamin C increases the life span of immune cells and reduces infection-related cellular damage.4-7 This bolsters the immune system’s ability to fend off a broad range of infectious agents.
Interestingly, research has clearly demonstrated
that during times of infection, concentrations of vitamin C are
rapidly depleted in the blood and in white blood cells. Scientists
have found that supplementation with vitamin C improves several
important parameters of immune function. Therefore, supplementing
with vitamin C during infection may protect immune cells and strengthen
their ability to fight infectious pathogens.
Vitamin C Helps Prevent and Fight Infections
Vitamin C not only speeds recovery from infections, but more important, may also help to prevent the onset of infections. Study after study has shown that vitamin C can dramatically reduce infection time as well as boost one’s resistance to infections. For example, studies of vitamin C supplementation in military personnel and other subjects living in close quarters have shown that pneumonia occurred a remarkable 80-100% less often in subjects taking vitamin C than in those who did not supplement with the vitamin.
High Dose Vitamin C IV Therapy involves the intravenous infusion of high doses of vitamin C (ascorbic acid). The initial dose may be 15 or 25 grams and, if this is well tolerated, which is almost always the case, the dose is increased to 50 grams. In some cases the dose may be increased to 75 or 100 grams, or more. It can resolve both acute and chronic bacterial and viral infections, neutralize a wide variety of toxic substances and is a very safe and effective detoxifier of heavy metals. Recently, High Dose Vitamin C IV Therapy has been proven to improve outcomes for cancer patients.
An enormous amount of scientific literature on vitamin C has been written over the past century, much of it from the most esteemed research Clinics. According to Thomas E. Levy, M.D., J.D, in his excellent book Vitamin C, Infectious Diseases & Toxins, “there are very few human diseases or medical conditions that are not improved to at least some degree by the regular dosing of optimal amounts of vitamin C. There is only rarely a good reason for not immediately giving any patient large doses of vitamin C…” He continues. “Ultimately, it should become apparent to the reader that Vitamin C is the single most important nutrient substance for the body…” and “the scientific literature… clearly shows the vast clinical superiority of intravenous vitamin C over any other form of vitamin C administration. Often a significantly smaller dose of intravenous vitamin C, compared to an oral administration, will promptly result in the clinical resolution of an infectious disease.”
A recent study conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) found that high concentrations of vitamin C had anticancer effects in 75 percent of the tested cancer cell lines. Non-cancerous cells were unaffected. Tumor weight was reduced by 41-53 percent in animals with advanced cancer.
SEE: Vitamin C CANCER STUDIES:
A study published in the March 2004 issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology indicates males taking high-dose vitamin C exhibit 2.68 times less calcification in their arteries compared to males who consume low doses of vitamin C. The risk for angina among adults who consume significant amounts of alcohol would be cut in half. [Ann Epidemiology. 9: 358-65, 1999]An epidemiological study published by the NIH in the year 2000 showed that adults whose blood plasma concentrations exceeded the 73.8 micromole level experienced a 57 percent reduced risk of dying from any cause and a 62 percent reduced relative risk of dying of cancer when compared to adults who consumed low amounts of vitamin C (28 micromole). [Am J Clinical Nutrition 72: 139-45, 2000]
As a word of caution, it is far too early to recommend ditching chemotherapy and other medications in favor of the vitamin. Those undergoing conventional cancer therapy should not take vitamin C without their oncologist's approval, as it could actually reduce the efficacy of some treatments. The Cleansing Clinic DOES NOT TREAT CANCER! We supply this information as a resource to share with your primary care physician or specialist. If they believe high dose vitamin C is safe for your condition and will help improve your nutritional status and our medical team after reviewing your history and physical assessment concur we would be more thanhappy to provide this service to you or your loved one.
For a healthy patient, safety is not an issue when it comes to mega-dose vitamin C supplements. Eight placebo-controlled, double-blind studies and six non-placebo controlled clinical trials in which up to 10,000 milligrams of vitamin C was consumed daily for up to three years, confirm the safety of vitamin C pills in excess of the RDA. [J Am College Nutrition 14: 124-36, 1995] Frequent allegations are made that vitamin C supplements may increase the risk of kidney stones, but are poorly founded. Additionally, the false notion that withdrawal from high-dose vitamin C may cause "rebound scurvy" has also been dispelled. While vitamin C increases the absorption of iron, it has not been shown to induce iron overload in humans. [Nutrition Reviews 57: 71-77, 1999]
Watch cable TV, your favorite sporting event, pay per view movie (you select and we will add the movie charge to your bill); watch one of our DVD's or bring your own DVD and relax by yourself or with your friends while getting IV Vitamin Therapy or IV Chelation. The Cleasing Clinic now has the Wii for clients and their families to play while getting their sessions
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The Cleansing Clinic does NOT treat cancer. What we do is encourage patients to engage in activities shown to decrease the risk of disease. The IV Mixtures prepared at The Cleansing Clinic are designed to promote general well being and are not disease specific.